Primate Ecology Group —— Principal Investigator
LI, Ming
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Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China
Group of Primate Ecology    中文

Ph.D.  Zoology,  Department of Biology, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 1996

M. Sc.  Zoology, Department of Biology, Anhui University, Hefei, 1991

B. Sc.  Biology,  Department of Biology, Anhui University, Hefei, 1988

Current Occupation:  Professor in Primate Ecology and Conservation Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science

Professional Experience: 

2004-, Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2000-2004, Associate Professo, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2002, Visit scholar at University of Durham and Ishinomaki Senshu University of Japan

1999-2001, Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Ishinomaki Senshu University, Japan

1997-1999, Postdoc, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interests:

Primate Ecology Research Group investigates issues related to evolution and ecology in primates, with a special emphasis on primates endemic to China, especially the highly endangered Chinese snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus spp.) and some other langurs. My current major research interests focused on the following broad topics. 1) phylogeny and adaptive evolution: elucidating the phylogenetic relationships, and understanding genetic and behavioral adaptive evolutionary mechanism based on genomic data and some function genes in primates; 2) population structure, phylogeography and conservation: modeling the demographic history of primate populations, analysis of the ecological factors influencing the current distribution of and temporal changes, inference of likely geographical barriers and landscape factors to gene flow, dispersal and evolution; and 3) behavioral ecology: mainly concerning reproductive behaviour, cooperation and competition, habitat use.

Professional Activities:

Secretary General of Mammalogical Society of China

Vice Director of Animal Ecological Society of China

Vice Director of Primate Specialist Group of China

Members of International Primatological Society and IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group

Member of International Primatological Society

Member of "Editorial Board" of Integrative Zoology

Member of "Editorial Board" of Biodiversity Sciences

Associate editor of "Editorial Board" of Acta Theriologica Sinica

Member of "Editorial Board" of Chinese Journal of Zoology

Research Grants:

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Selected Publications:

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